Venardos Circus Returns to St. Augustine Amphitheater Action News Jax

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — An animal-free Broadway-style circus sets up its marquee at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.

Venardos Circus is finally returning to St. Augustine after taking two years off due to the pandemic.

“It’s a testament that when you really want something to happen. Believe in it if it’s your dream. Don’t give up,” said Venardos Circus ringmaster Kevin Venardos.

Venardos told Action News Jax that he and his performing family are thrilled to be in front of a live audience again.

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“We moved into live streaming events and actually starting in May 2020 we did one event a month and so many of our friends and communities across the country tuned in and bought a ticket and it is one of the things that kept us going. tough times,” he said.

The circus brings together the old-fashioned circus theme under the big top.

There are attractions like acrobats, balancing acts, clowns and more.

The traveling circus brings fans closer to its artists and no animals are used.

Lady Beast performs a bottle trick and something inspired by famed escape artist Harry Houdini.

“This is my version of a backwards straitjacket escape,” Lady Beast said.

Instead of taking time off during the pandemic, she worked on her craft trying to get better every day.

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“The first show I did on stage in New Orleans, I was honestly brought to tears. I had no idea what the next two years would be and what would happen to entertainment,” Lady Beast said.

If you’re looking to do something fun this holiday season or just want to get out of the house, Venardos features a ton of fresh music and acts.

“It’s a new show and it’s definitely all kinds of stuff you’ve never seen before,” Kevin Venardos said.

Venardos Circus runs from December 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022. Doors open one hour before the show. See timetables below.

For a full list of shows, visit www.venardoscircus.com/saintaugustine.

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